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  • Marriage Canon Changes at GC2015 Could Seal Fate of Anglican Communion

    06/19/2015 10:33:46 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 10 replies
    www.virtueonline.org ^ | June 17, 2015 | David W. Virtue DD
    If Episcopal delegates to General Convention pass two marriage resolutions in Salt Lake City later this month, it could seal the fate of any hope that the Anglican Communion can hold together, a Covenant notwithstanding. The worst fears of GAFCON Primates and Global South archbishops will have been realized -- the Episcopal Church will never repent of its sexual innovations thus sealing forever the unity of the Anglican Communion as an attainable goal. It is over. Never again will an Archbishop of Canterbury be able to call a meeting of his fellow primates; at least a third will be no...
  • Conservatives Upset With Episcopal Church Break off, Form Rival Religion

    12/03/2008 11:08:18 AM PST · by DogwoodSouth · 31 replies · 954+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | 12-3-2008 | AP
    WHEATON, Ill. — Theological conservatives upset by the liberal views of the Episcopal Church are forming a rival denomination. The new Anglican Church in North America will include four Episcopal dioceses that recently split from the U.S. church, along with breakaway Anglican parishes from Canada. The announcement Wednesday in Wheaton, Ill., comes after decades of debate over what Episcopalians should believe about issues ranging from salvation to sexuality. Tensions erupted in 2003 when Episcopalians consecrated the first openly gay bishop. The world Anglican Communion is a fellowship of churches with roots in the Church of England. The Episcopal Church is...
  • Anglican Leaders Seek to Unite North American Churches

    11/17/2008 7:40:31 PM PST · by AnalogReigns · 6 replies · 439+ views
    Anglican Communion Network ^ | Nov. 17, 2008 | Robert Lundy
    http://www.acn-us.org/archive/2008/11/draft-constitution.html Anglican Leaders Seek to Unite North American Churches Media contact: Mr. Robert Lundy, 770–595–6979, rlundy@americananglican.orgWHEATON, IL, Nov. 17—Leaders of the Common Cause Partnership, a federation of more than 100,000 Anglican Christians in North America, will release to the public on the evening of Dec. 3 the draft constitution of an emerging Anglican Church in North America, formally subscribe to the Jerusalem Declaration of the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) and affirm the GAFCON Statement on the Global Anglican Future at an evening worship celebration in suburban Chicago. This historic event comes in the wake of GAFCON held in Israel...
  • Archbishop Haverland's Message on GAFCON

    07/11/2008 1:01:11 PM PDT · by Huber · 13 replies · 84+ views
    The Anglican Catholic Church ^ | Archbishop Mark Haverland
    The Most Reverend Mark Haverland, Archbishop and Acting Primate of the Anglican Catholic Church, has released the following statement regarding the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON), which was held in Jerusalem from June 22-29, 2008. A number of self-described traditional Anglicans from around the globe, including many bishops and archbishops from the "global South" bodies of the official Anglican Communion, recently met in Jerusalem at a meeting called GAFCON. This meeting was called largely in response to the refusal of the Episcopal Church in the U.S. and of the Anglican Church of Canada to heed earlier calls to rein in...
  • GAFCON Report Correction [Anglican]

    07/02/2008 9:15:04 AM PDT · by sionnsar · 1 replies · 71+ views
    Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I am writing you on the last day of the GAFCON, or Global Anglican Future Conference in Jerusalem. It has been a long week since I arrived, with the bulk of my time spent in our hotel, working with the other delegates on a statement that will provide the groundwork for a new, biblically orthodox, mission-focused, global Anglican movement. Although I did not go on any tours, I was able to pray at various sites in Jerusalem, including the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Calvary), the Church of All Nations (Gethsemane) and the Western...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams warns rebels over Church of England split

    07/01/2008 10:03:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies · 76+ views
    Telegraph ^ | July 1, 2008 | George Pitcher, Religion Editor, and Graham Tibbetts
    The Archbishop of Canterbury has rounded on rebel Anglicans seeking to bypass his authority over issues such as homosexuality and women priests. Dr Rowan Williams adopted unusually forthright language to accuse the hardline traditionalists of lacking legitimacy One of his staff even suggested the rebels were becoming a "Protestant sect". The Archbishop's comments follow the creation at the weekend of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (Foca), a global network for millions of Anglicans unhappy at the ordination of the openly homosexual Bishop of New Hampshire, Gene Robinson. Dr Williams called for patience from those who want to create an...
  • Conservatives say not quitting Anglican Communion

    06/29/2008 8:52:28 AM PDT · by Abathar · 19 replies · 129+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 06/29/08 | Jeffrey Heller and Tom Heneghan
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Conservative Anglican leaders pledged on Sunday to stay in the worldwide Anglican Communion but form a council of bishops to provide an alternative to churches they say are preaching a "false gospel" of sexual immorality. ADVERTISEMENT The Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) said member churches would continue sponsoring breakaway conservative parishes in liberal western member countries and called for a separate conservative province in North America. It also said in a final declaration that Anglicanism -- the third largest group of Christians after Roman Catholics and Orthodox -- was not "determined necessarily through recognition by the Archbishop...
  • Will the GAFCON Alignment have Room for Anglo-Catholicism?

    06/29/2008 2:52:47 PM PDT · by Huber · 24 replies · 149+ views
    Stand Firm in Faith ^ | June 29, 2008
    Can we uphold the 39 Articles and still include Charismatics and Anglocatholics in Communion? On anglocatholics (if you mean theological anglocatholics as opposed to those who simply like high-church liturgy), see the comparison above between the Affirmation and the Declaration on the 39 Articles. For anglocatholics, the 39 Articles (which were never “normative” or “confessional” for any jurisdiction except the CoE) have both historical value and theological merit, but that merit is subject to the correction and interpretation of Scripture, the Creeds, the seven Ecumenical Councils, and the consensus of patristic tradition. The Declaration, by contrast, appears to make the...
  • STATEMENT ON THE GLOBAL ANGLICAN FUTURE (GAFCON)

    06/28/2008 6:36:36 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 2 replies · 38+ views
    TitusOneNine (Et al.) ^ | June 29, 2008 | GAFCON
    STATEMENT ON THE GLOBAL ANGLICAN FUTURE Praise the LORD! It is good to sing praises to our God; for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting. The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel. (Psalm 147:1-2) Brothers and Sisters in Christ: We, the participants in the Global Anglican Future Conference, send you greetings from Jerusalem! Introduction The Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON), which was held in Jerusalem from 22-29 June 2008, is a spiritual movement to preserve and promote the truth and power of the gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ as we Anglicans...
  • Bishops turning back on Lambeth

    06/25/2008 8:10:21 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 24 replies · 151+ views
    BBC ^ | June 25, 2008 | Robert Pigott
    For a century the Lambeth Conference has been one of the events keeping intact this largest Protestant church grouping in the world. Now, for the first time, and just when the Anglican Communion is most at risk of disintegration, almost a third of the bishops invited to attend have decided to boycott the meeting. It is a blow to the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams who wants to use the conference to heal the rift over sexuality which has driven the Communion to the brink of a permanent split. The 250 bishops who have said they will stay away from...
  • Nigerian Primate: Worldwide Anglican Communion at an End

    06/20/2008 4:45:35 AM PDT · by tcg · 40 replies · 78+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 6/20/08 | Hilary White
    A month before the Lambeth Conference, the leaders of the "conservative", or traditionally Christian wing of the Anglican Church have declared that the Worldwide Anglican Communion no longer exists. The declaration comes in a 94-page book, titled "The Way, the Truth and the Life," from the church leaders meeting at the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) in Jordan. The Daily Telegraph newspaper reports that in the book, Archbishop Peter Akinola, the Primate of Nigeria, states, "There is no longer any hope, therefore, for a unified Communion". The book was prepared by GAFCON Theological Resource Team and provides the theological and...
  • Hardline archbishops declare Anglican split

    06/18/2008 5:52:49 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 51 replies · 158+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:33AM BST 19/06/2008 | By Tim Butcher in Jordan and Martin Beckford
    Hardline Church leaders have formally declared the end of the worldwide Anglican Communion, saying they can no longer be associated with liberals who tolerate homosexual clergy. The traditionalists dealt a serious blow to Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, by claiming that he can no longer hold the Church together. They warned that the Church was gripped by its most serious crisis since the Reformation. It could only be saved by the repentance of the Americans who triggered the row by ordaining a homosexual bishop, the Rt Rev Gene Robinson, five years ago. The formal pronouncement of the schism...
  • Controversial vicar investigated after Anglican church's first gay 'wedding'

    06/15/2008 8:58:47 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 34 replies · 203+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/15/2008 | Martin Beckford and Duncan Gardham
    A vicar accused of conducting a gay 'wedding' at his historic church is a controversial figure who has previously married his former mistress to another man, it has emerged. Dr Martin Dudley performed a ceremony for two homosexual priests at the church where he is the rector, St Bartholomew the Great in the heart of the City of London. Dr Martin Dudley The 12th century church, which once featured in the romantic comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral, was the setting for a traditional liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer, with confetti and exchange of rings. But it is...
  • The Global Anglican Future Conference FAQs

    12/27/2007 8:56:53 PM PST · by Huber · 2 replies · 391+ views
    GAFCON Website ^ | December 27, 2007
    Who is sponsoring the Conference? The Global Anglican Future Conference is being called by those who took part in the Nairobi Consultation: * Archbishops Peter Akinola (Nigeria), Henry Orombi (Uganda), Emmanuel Kolini (Rwanda), Benjamin Nzimbi (Kenya), Donald Mtetemela (Tanzania): * Archbishop Peter Jensen (Sydney) and Archbishop Nicholas Okoh (Nigeria). * Bishop Don Harvey (Canada) and Bishop Bill Atwood (Kenya) who also represented Archbishop Greg Venables (Southern Cone) * Bishop Bob Duncan (Anglican Communion Network and Common Cause USA.) and Bishop Martyn Minns (Convocation of Anglicans in North America), * Canon Dr Vinay Samuel (India) and Canon Dr Chris Sugden (England)...